Bowser Jr. is an Unlockable Character in Mario Kart Arcade GP DX

It was only a matter of time before the three unlockable characters for Mario Kart Arcade GP DX were revealed. As seen in the image above, Bowser Jr. is the first unlockable character, leaving two more slots open for debate and speculation. We already know that both Rosalina and Metal Mario have their own unlockable karts in the game, but Wario and Waluigi emblems have been spotted on the sides of the arcade machine. It won’t be long before players discover the last two characters!

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luigiguy567
luigiguy567
August 2, 2013 12:16 PM

Wario and Waluigi! (I Hope) The online Update characters should be Rosalina and Metal Mario. (I would have liked another Pac-Man/Namco character, though)

anony
anony
August 2, 2013 1:21 PM
Reply to  luigiguy567

100% agree with you there, there really need to 2nd pac-man veteran return most likely blinky should come. hope all previous somehow return

luigiguy567
luigiguy567
August 2, 2013 1:38 PM
Reply to  anony

Unfortunately, according to Mario Wiki, Blinky, Ms. Pac-Man, and Mametchi have been confirmed to be absent from the game completely.

UnknownUser
UnknownUser
August 3, 2013 4:37 AM
Reply to  luigiguy567

But i think the other unlockables are Daisy and Diddy Kong.

luigiguy567
luigiguy567
August 3, 2013 7:51 AM
Reply to  UnknownUser

That would be pretty cool. Maybe they could appear in the update along with a new cup.

Anony
Anony
August 4, 2013 9:40 PM
Reply to  luigiguy567

Blinky is in new pac-man universe, so a new version of him would likely be added/

39 Years of Mario Kart
39 Years of Mario Kart
August 5, 2013 8:03 PM
Reply to  Anony

But sadly, Ms. Pac-Man is replaced with Cyndrilia.

luigiguy567
luigiguy567
August 5, 2013 9:22 PM

That would be much better. (No offense to anyone)

Anony
Anony
August 5, 2013 10:26 PM
Reply to  luigiguy567

Yay we won luigiguy567, we won the prediction of the final two unlockables. Congrats

luigiguy567
luigiguy567
August 6, 2013 7:11 AM
Reply to  Anony

Yay.

AlphaRed9x
AlphaRed9x
August 2, 2013 12:24 PM

It would be awesome if Klonoa is actually playable here, he’s a perfect Nacmo representative for this game 😀

luigiguy567
luigiguy567
August 2, 2013 1:07 PM
Reply to  AlphaRed9x

I think Klonoa would be awesome.

I hate Bowser Jr.
I hate Bowser Jr.
August 2, 2013 1:39 PM

Gay

Mario_Comix
Mario_Comix
August 2, 2013 3:41 PM

The side of the machine contains Wario’s, Waluigi’s, Rosalina’s, and Metal Mario’s emblem.

E.Gadd
E.Gadd
August 3, 2013 3:19 AM
Reply to  Mario_Comix

Yeah, this just confirms it in my eyes. Two of them will be the next two unlockables, while the other two will be added with the online updates, probably along with a new circuit.

guy
guy
August 2, 2013 7:35 PM

unlockable, arcade ? what

E.Gadd
E.Gadd
August 3, 2013 1:33 PM
Reply to  guy

This game has unlockables and updates that can be accessed by using a personal swipe card that collects your game data.

T0blet
T0blet
August 3, 2013 5:18 AM

I think there’s three possible routes Nintendo could take at this point:
-The likely boring predictable route of having Wario and Waluigi playable (which doesn’t even make sense to have 4 male humans and 1 female human in a small roster of limited females)

-The surprising route of Rosalina and Metal Mario being playable
-The logical but unlikely route of having 14 characters: Wario and Waluigi unlockable with Rosalina and Metal Mario as DLC characters. That way everyone is happy and no character-exclusive kart goes to waste.

E.Gadd
E.Gadd
August 3, 2013 6:29 AM
Reply to  T0blet

In this case I think they are going with the unlikely third option.

But I think Wario & Waluigi will be the DLC characters. That way they can release them alongside a new Wario themed circuit as a “special event”

UnknownUser
UnknownUser
August 3, 2013 11:35 AM
Reply to  E.Gadd

i Think the DLC Characters are Rosalina and Honey Queen, even tough there’s no kart for her.

E.Gadd
E.Gadd
August 3, 2013 1:36 PM
Reply to  UnknownUser

Possible, but I’m just going off the character symbols that were found on the machine. If those are to be believed, Peach and Rosalina are the only female racers this time.

UnknownUser
UnknownUser
August 3, 2013 8:58 PM
Reply to  E.Gadd

But it’s unfair to have Rosalina and Peach without Daisy in a non-spin-off game

UnknownUser
UnknownUser
August 3, 2013 9:00 PM
Reply to  UnknownUser

Wait, did i say non-spin-off? i mean a non-plattformer.

E.Gadd
E.Gadd
August 4, 2013 6:29 AM
Reply to  UnknownUser

Maybe they’re switching it up for some reason? I’d normally give Daisy the benefit of the doubt, but there have been no clues that she will be a racer. It’s weird I know.

39 Years of Mario Kart
39 Years of Mario Kart
August 9, 2013 4:28 AM
Reply to  E.Gadd

Maybe they forgot to put Daisy’s emblem on the cabinet.

CM30
August 3, 2013 6:36 AM

I’m pretty sure it’s Wario and Waluigi who are unlockable. I mean, didn’t the last game make a big deal about Waluigi being the newest character to be added to the arcade Mario Kart series? Why remove him after one game?

Still, I do have to wonder… do you think there’s a chance that new spaces get added to the character select screen and that it gets redesigned to accomodate more characters? Like in Super Smash Bros? That would leave room for Wario and Waluigi, then Rosalina, then whoever else, the other Pac-Man characters, etc.

E.Gadd
E.Gadd
August 3, 2013 1:32 PM
Reply to  CM30

Waluigi is a given, he has a special item in the game along with his symbol on the arcade cabinet. Rosalina has a kart along with her symbol on the cabinet. Metal Mario does too, plus he is almost the exact same character as Robo Mario, the final boss of the first two Mario Kart Arcade games. Wario so far just has his symbol on the machine.(But c’mon, it’s Wario) Bowser Junior had a symbol, a kart, special item and now he is indeed confirmed playable. If you add two more character boxes to the selection screen, the character select… Read more »

luigiguy567
luigiguy567
August 4, 2013 6:44 PM

If they ever make a Mario Kart Arcade GP 4 here are the characters I would like:
(Starter)
Mario
Luigi
Peach
Pac-Man
Toad
Yoshi
Donkey Kong
Bowser
Klonoa
Cyndrilia (From Pac-Man Ghostly Adventures)
(Unlockable)
Waluigi
Daisy
Bowser Jr.
Don-Chan
Rosalina
Birdo
(DLC)
Diddy Kong
Spiral (From Pac-Man Ghostly Adventures)
Toadette
Prof. E Gadd

supamawiol0l
supamawiol0l
August 5, 2013 6:12 PM
Reply to  luigiguy567

Waluigi but not Wario?

luigiguy567
luigiguy567
August 5, 2013 6:24 PM
Reply to  supamawiol0l

Oops. I meant Wario instead of Don-Chan.

39 Years of Mario Kart
39 Years of Mario Kart
August 5, 2013 8:01 PM
Reply to  luigiguy567

Replace Don-Chan with Wario and put Honey Queen and Poppy Bros. Sr. from the Kirby series.

luigiguy567
luigiguy567
August 5, 2013 9:21 PM

1. Poppy Bros. Sr. would be cool, but unlikely.
2. I don’t mean to upset any fans, but I actually don’t like Honey Queen as a Mario Kart Character. I used to like her… until I found out she was Waluigi’s replacement in Mario Kart 7. (Nice choice, Retro Studios)

39 Years of Mario Kart
39 Years of Mario Kart
August 9, 2013 4:32 AM
Reply to  luigiguy567

I know that, but it’s just for MK7 because she would return in MK8 as R.O.B.’s permanent replacement along with Metal Mario.
Also, she’s really Toadette’s replacement in Mario Kart 7 because i think Metal Mario is the real replacement for Waluigi.

luigiguy567
luigiguy567
August 9, 2013 11:38 AM

Either way, I dislike Honey Queen, (She didn’t really have a purpose in the Mario Galaxy games. She was just there.) and I missed Toadette and Waluigi. (Glad they’re back for MK8)

39 Years of Mario Kart
39 Years of Mario Kart
August 10, 2013 2:22 AM
Reply to  luigiguy567

Okay, but do you hate Metal Mario?

luigiguy567
luigiguy567
August 11, 2013 7:07 PM

Yes, but not as much as Honey Queen. Metal Mario is like a complete clone of Mario.

supamawiol0l
supamawiol0l
August 28, 2013 8:41 AM

but no kirby wat?